TUCSON, AZ – Hoping to rebound from their loss to Utah, Arizona Soccer (3-4-2) battled but came up short against No. 19 Stanford (8-2-1).
Resuming action in the 2022 season, Arizona Soccer returned to Murphey Field at Mulcahy Soccer Stadium on Friday evening as they continued Pac-12 play.
This time taking on Conference foe No. 19 Stanford, Arizona returned to the pitch with a significant challenge on their hands against the Cardinal.
Hoping to get things back on track after a tough loss to Utah, the Wildcats had another competitive matchup on their hands on Thursday evening!
Despite a competitive first half by Arizona Soccer, the Wildcats were unable to hold on, falling short in their 2-0 loss to Stanford.
Both teams started slowly in this one, but it was Arizona that put forth a competitive effort in the first half. Despite the Cardinal out-shooting the Cats 9-4, Arizona’s defense held strong as they keep Stanford scoreless.
Unfortunately, the Wildcats’ offensive attack would be for naught as both teams entered the half knotted at 0-0.
Beginning the second half right where they left off, Arizona held Stanford scoreless for a little while, but the Cardinal would finally find the back of the net at the 50th minute when Lumi Kostmayer put one past the Cats’ keeper to gain the 1-0 lead.
Still holding fairly strong on defense, unfortunately, Stanford would score again. This time at the 62nd minute, Stanford’s Maya Doms would find the back of the net after a pass from Allie Montoya would put Doms in the right position.
Unfortunately, the lead would hold steady for the Cardinal as Stanford went on to ultimately win by a 2-0 final.
With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 3-4-2 and will return to action on Sunday when they take on Pac-12 foe, Cal at home.